Startup Weekend North Lebanon – Ag | Food | Water Innovation

From: February 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Till: February 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Balamand University - Koura Campus, North Lebanon
Your Ag | Food | Water Startup Idea In 54 Hours

 

Experts predict that we will need to double global food production over the next 35 years while land, energy and water resources are being quickly depleted. In Lebanon, water demand is rapidly increasing, while only 8% of wastewater is treated. The world is looking for innovative solutions to sustainability challenges in the agriculture, food and water sectors!

 

Do you have an idea related to agriculture, food or water you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

 

Does your idea improve a process across the food value chain? Does it innovate in the agriculture sector from farm to fork?

 

Does it solve sustainability challenges of sanitation management and water usage in irrigation, and human consumption?

 

Then join the Techstars Startup Weekend North Lebanon Edition!

 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to

  • look for a team,
  • create a prototype of your idea,
  • validate your business idea,
  • and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs,
  • all in one weekend!

 

In this edition of Techstars Startup Weekend in North Lebanon, innovation is key. Creatives, tech enthusiasts, experts, artists, designers, engineers, problem solvers and business-minded individuals are encouraged to attend, participate, experiment and innovate. It’s a risk-free environment where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

 

Win Cash Prizes & Business Support

1st prize $1500

2nd prize $1000

3rd prize $500

3 months virtual incubation from Berytech for all three winners and a free ticket to each winner to attend Arabnet Beirut Conference.

 

Techstars Startup Weekend North Lebanon Registration

Just take a minute to fill your details here. That’s it.

Now all you have to do is show up!

 

Techstars Startup Weekend North Lebanon Details

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.

Your FREE ticket includes:

  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of engineers, tech experts developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

 

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

 

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!

 

Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

 

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!

 

 

Check out the previous edition of Startup Weekend Ag | Food | Water Innovation in Bekaa! We had a great time!

 

“I dont know if this is the end of this project or the beginning of a great journey ahead. However, I must admit that all the credit goes to the mentors who ensured to move our idea from vague and idealistic to concrete and realistic. It was a very fruitful and challenging experience, it forced us to push our limits and think outside the box.” 

Danielle Monsef, BOOSTani, First Prize Winner at Startup Weekend Bekaa

 

“The fact that you have to spend 2 days with strangers working on new ideas is by itself amazing. The mentors really helped us shape our idea and pitch it in a professional way. The strangers that I started working with at the beginning of the Startup Weekend became my best friends at the end of it, and I believe that was my favorite part of the whole experience.” 

Omar El Maadarani. Second Prize Winner of Startup Weekend Bekaa

 

Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at northlebanon@startupweekend.org

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